Puppy Training & Socialisation


Puppy Training 1

10-18 weeks old

Puppy Training 2

19-26 weeks old

Puppy Playtimes

Included FOC in classes



Our puppy classes run in the best place - great outdoors!  We have a lovely private field at Grafham Water Sailing Club, the postcode for this venue is PE28 0BU. 

 

The course runs for 6 weeks and each session is 55 minutes long.  Every week there is time for questions on any aspect of puppy training or behaviour.

 

There is a maximum of 5 pups per class and certificates and rosettes are awarded on completion of the course.  The cost is £95.

 

On completion of the course, dogs are invited to join the Puppy 2 continuation class, where a wide range of further training activities including dog sports, scent work and obedience can be explored!  (Not to mention, coping with your pups 'teenage' time!)

 

Note: as all training is outdoors for this course your pup needs to be cleared by your vet to go outside and mix with other vaccinated puppies.  Please contact us if your preferred start time doesn't quite match with the dates advertised here, it's usually possible to join as soon as your pup is ready subject to the number of pups we have enrolled at any one time.



Puppy training is really fun, and make no mistake - puppies are super-malleable and learn very quickly.  The socialisation clock is ticking though… the human socialisation window for puppies is 0 - 12 weeks and the canine socialisation window is 0 - 16 weeks.

 

Take a look at this great video which explains really well why positive socialisation is so important for very young puppies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPGd7ElMCJ8

 

The time, thought, and energy you put into your puppies socialisation now will form lifelong habits and have lasting effects on your adult dog’s behaviour, even if you have other family dogs.

 

Raising and training a confident, friendly, and well-mannered lifelong companion takes more than just a commitment to attending a few puppy classes.   Puppies develop into dogs very quickly. Your young pup will go through many stages in his / her first year and we’re here to guide you through all of them with the goal of producing a happy, friendly, responsive and well-adjusted companion dog you can take anywhere.

 

Our puppy courses are specifically designed to quickly start your pup off on the right paw and to make sure early training and socialisation sticks through your dog's adolescence by becoming effortlessly integrated into your ongoing daily routine.

 

We will take you through all the essential puppy training exercises and your pup can enjoy socialising and learning in a natural environment.  All our puppy training takes places outdoors in the real world in relaxed park like settings.  We also have a dedicated and fully enclosed training field well away from any roads for safe recall practice.   With us, training, socialisation, physical exercise and mental stimulation are brought together to help your pup grow into a beautiful and well balanced adult family dog. 

 

We take part in many dog sports with our own dogs so if you happen to also aspire to train advanced behaviours, compete one day or have the ultimate outdoor companion - The Adventure Dog! we are with you all the way!

 

The courses are accompanied by lots of class handouts and other great content delivered via email throughout the course with comprehensive step-by-step guides for simple exercises to guide your daily practice.  You’ll be simply amazed at what you can achieve with your pup!

 

You are guaranteed the same instructor throughout your course and the best advice from a qualified professional trainer based on years of experience of dog ownership, training and coaching.  Our dog training methods are always both dog and family friendly and we really look forward to meeting you soon.


This is our beautiful puppy training field, fully fenced and enclosed for that all important safe recall practice around other dogs.  


Puppy Training 1 (10-18 weeks old)

For puppies up to 18 weeks old.

 

Puppy Training 1 is so much fun!

 

Classes focus on positive socialisation with other dogs and people, confidence building, calming and handling, handler focus and attention, basic obedience skills (come, sit, down, stand, stay, heel and walk nicely on lead).

 

Requirements: 

Age: less than 18 weeks of age at the start date of class.

 

Vaccination:

Your vet needs to have cleared your pup to go outside and mix with other vaccinated puppies.  You will need to send us a photo of your pups proof of vaccination prior to attending the first class.

 

Length: 

This course is six sessions and costs £95. Each session is approximately 55 minutes long.

 

Venue:

Grafham Water Sailing Club, PE28 0BU


Puppy Training 2 (19 -26 weeks)

To keep your puppy socialised, friendly and responsive right through adolescence!

 

Early puppy training is as easy as it is enjoyable. Much more challenging though, is to ensure that your puppy maintains bite inhibition, remains socialised and friendly to other dogs and people, and continues to pay heed to your instructions while working through adolescence!

 

Adolescence = more hormones, more energy and more independence!

 

Puppy 2 will help you teach your adolescent pup to be calm, attentive and responsive and to respond quickly, willingly and happily, especially when distracted, off-lead, and at a distance.

 

Requirements: 

Pre-requisite: Puppies must have graduated from the Puppy I class.  Ideally Puppy 2 will be taken directly after completing your Puppy I class. 

 

Age: 19 weeks to 26 weeks old at the start of class.

 

Vaccination:

Up-to-date full vaccination is required.

 

Length:

This course is six weeks long and costs £95.  Each session is approx 1hr long.

 

Venue:

Grafham Water Sailing Club, PE28 0BU.


Puppy Playtimes

Somethings only other pups can teach! Playtimes build socialisation skills and are a great way for your puppy to become and stay comfortable with all different kinds of dogs, all while doing what dogs love to do: play, pounce, run, and roll in the grass!  

 

It’s also great fun for their humans!

 

  • Chat with other puppy owners coming to classes,
  • Watch your pup interact with others and learn to read their body language,
  • Understand more about appropriate puppy play and when you need to intervene,
  • Get an opportunity to ask any questions you have about your pups behaviour.
  • Puppy playtime = a very happy, well socialised and tired out puppy for the rest of the day – PRICELESS!!!

 

We incorporate free play times in all our puppy courses once the puppies have got to know each other and so have we so we can match size, age, temperament and play style.

 

There are no extra charges for puppy play sessions, they are included in our puppy courses free of charge :-)


Booking your Puppy class couldn't be easier!

Many thanks for selecting us to help with your puppy training!  Please read the enrolment instructions below carefully:

 

You need to do BOTH steps below to reserve your place on a course, that is - complete the enrolment form and send your payment.  In fairness to all our lovely clients we cannot accept reservations without payment in full as the courses are so popular.  (The full course fee is refundable prior to your first attendance.)

 

 

STEP 1

Please fill in the online enrollment form below making sure the correct course is selected from the drop down list of course options then click the blue send button to send your form to us.  

 

STEP 2

Send us your payment by clicking on the Buy Now button and follow the checkout process.  All course fees are refundable in full prior to the course commencing. Once the course starts however no refunds are available.

 

You will receive a payment receipt and we will send you a further email with course confirmation, directions to the venue and details of what to bring and any other requirements.

 

If you have any other questions in the meantime please don't hesitate to contact us!

We love to hear from you :-) 

 

 

PUPPY COURSE - ENROLMENT FORM:

Note: Please fill out the fields marked with an asterisk.


PUPPY COURSE BOOKING - PAYMENT STEP:

Please use the checkouts below to pay for your course (all fees are refundable prior to the course starting).  Be sure to use the correct one for your chosen date.  Many thanks!


Puppy Training and Socialisation Course - 6 weeks starting 11th July at 3.00pm

Puppy 1 for puppies 10 - 18 weeks old, full vaccination required. 

£95.00

  • Sold Out

Puppy Training and Socialisation Course - 6 weeks starting 11th July at 4.00pm

Puppy 1 for puppies 10 - 18 weeks old, full vaccination required. 

£95.00

  • Available

Puppy Training and Socialisation Course - 6 weeks starting 1st August 2020 - Group 1

Puppy 1 for puppies 10 - 18 weeks old, full vaccination required. 

£95.00

  • Sold Out

Puppy Training and Socialisation Course - 6 weeks starting 1st August 2020 - Group 2

Puppy 1 for puppies 10 - 18 weeks old, full vaccination required. 

£95.00

  • Available

Puppy Training and Socialisation Course - 6 weeks starting 22nd August 2020

Puppy 1 for puppies 10 - 18 weeks old, full vaccination required. 

 

£95.00

  • Available

Once you have sent your form and payment, that's it, you're done and we will be in touch very soon to send you full joining instructions.

 

Thank you once again and we look forward to meeting you soon!